It’s no secret that I love Owls. In Greek mythology, a little owl was the messenger of the goddess of wisdom, Athena, and represented good fortune and learning. I’ve also read that the Native Americans revered owls for their foresight and believed them to be keepers of sacred knowledge. Cool, huh? Anyway, I digress…
I’ve heard that for nighttimefeedings, it’s a good idea to keep the lights really low so that you don’t confuse the baby into thinking it’s day time, and therefore time to fully wake up. Something about helping to establish their circadian rhythm. Anyway, that’s all well and good if you’re the baby, but what about the parent or caregiver who has to stumble through the dark?
That’s where the nightlight function comes in, of course, and it’s nice that the light is dimmable. What might be bright enough for my husband stumbling through the dark may not be bright enough for me, so it’s nice that it’s adjustable, while still keeping the lighting soft and cozy 🙂
But, this is much more than a cute nightlight- there are lots of features that make this a great gift for baby to enjoy too! The Nightlight Soother has 4 different melodies + 4 nature sounds (1 of them is “white noise with heartbeat”, which I’ve heard babies love). In addition, you can also control the volume of the sounds, and has an auto-off timer (15-30-60 minutes, or continuous) as well as an adjustable stars and moon projection that can be positioned to the wall or ceiling.
Skip Hop has done a great job designing not only a great looking piece of modern nursery decor, but a very easy to use functional object as well. I can imagine that as my daughter gets older, she’ll enjoy having this on her nightstand and being able to adjust the settings herself, listening to music or watching the moon and stars!